JackRabbit Miniature Ebike

When your vehicle is also your home—whether for the weekend, an extended journey, or full time—everyday transit gets complicated. Do you take your entire rig every time you need to run errands down the road? Or risk losing your primo overnight parking spot for the sake of a quick morning coffee run? The whole process feels impractical and unwieldy.

For most people that live on the road in tight quarters, though, it’s the only option. But all those miles add up—on your vehicle and your carbon footprint. JackRabbit is here to bear some of the brunt instead.

The JackRabbit is a miniature ebike that makes leaving the van behind possible. It’s ultralight at only 24 pounds, folds down to just 7 inches wide, and even meets Federal Aviation standards for bringing along on the plane.

These pint-sized ebikes focus solely on simplifying short-range travel.

“Ebikes as a concept are a huge asset to the public. They’ve helped make transportation more accessible to a wider population across greater distances. But ours widens the net even more for those cases when full-size doesn’t make sense.”

says Emily Johnson, chief marketing officer at JackRabbit.

JackRabbit ebikes boast a 10-15 mile range on a single charge, which takes about three hours using nothing but a standard outlet. It revs up to 20 mph, making quick trips much faster than walking or cycling and easier than driving. Burly, tractioned wheels can handle everything from asphalt to dirt roads and clean trails. The design saves weight and space by cutting out components like pedals that aren’t necessary on a fully motorized vehicle. The seat, foot pegs, front wheel, and handlebars all collapse or fold down into low-profile travel mode. The weight is so well distributed throughout the bike that you can hoist the whole thing above your head with one hand, so there’s no limit on where you can store it between rides. When it’s time to get out again, everything pops back into place in seconds.

Last month, I put the JackRabbit to the test at the Big Gear Show in Park City, Utah. My strongest memory of winding through the sea of tents is rooted in a sense of panic but in the best way possible. I underestimated the JackRabbit at first glance and slammed down on the throttle right away. Soon enough, I found myself careening toward the fence before I could process what was happening. The equally strong brakes, luckily, spared me from a gnarly collision.

I had more respect for this little powerhouse from there on out. It kept up like a champ on the sidewalks around town just beyond the show and was surprisingly sensitive to the slightest changes in pressure on the throttle so I could precisely control my speed. After a few minutes of practice, I felt much more comfortable with the idea of taking the JackRabbit out on the streets for real.

“The majority of trips that people take in their cars are three miles or less. We want everyone to switch out their cars for JackRabbits on those kinds of trips and save themselves, their vehicles, and the environment the hassle.”

cites Johnson.

One ride, and I’m sold on that. The JackRabbit is a practical and powerful tool for streamlining the overland lifestyle—on top of being just plain fun.

$999 | jackrabbit.bike

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Lucie is a sport climber, ultrarunner, writer, and mental training consultant based in Eagle, Colorado. She and her partner live part-time out of their converted Honda Element, the “Hotelement,” which supports them on climbing trips all across the country. She’s always on the hunt for new products and ideas that can help them share their small space better and enjoy the little moments in between big adventures. Lucie prioritizes quality over quantity and a less-is-more mindset but knows that the right tools make it easier to focus on the present moment. When she’s not writing or moving, she helps other outdoor athletes dial in their mental strategy in sport to find the crossroads between joy and ambition.